Sunday Worship Guide

Rev: Jim Wilkins

 

 

May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

Creating Disciples of Jesus who Transform the World

 

ENTRANCE WITH PRAISE

 

Greetings:

Minister:    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People:     And also with you!

 

*Introit: “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”                       

 

Majesty, worship his majesty;

unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise.

Majesty, kingdom authority,

flow from his throne

unto his own; his anthem raise.

So exalt, lift up on high

the name of Jesus,

Magnify, come glorify

Christ Jesus, the King.

Majesty, worship his majesty,

Jesus who died, now glorified,

King of all Kings.

 

 Call to Worship:

  

Leader:   Listen, can you hear the wind?

People:  Come, Holy spirit; come!

Leader:   Look, can you see the dancing flames?

People:  Come, Holy spirit; come!

Leader:   Can you hear the message in a language you can understand?

People:  Come, Holy spirit; come!

Leader:   Do you see the visions? Can you dream the dreams?

People:  Come, Holy spirit; come!

Leader:   Come let Pentecost become real in our lives this morning. Come and worship our God who send the Spirit to touch us and transform us into Pentecost people. Let us pray.

 

ALL: Spirit of God, we long to be open to your presence in our church and in our lives. Fill us with your wind and fire, that we might be enlivened again. Help us hear the words as if for the first time, that they might touch us anew. Give us visions and dreams of what you long for in your creation, that we might begin to live them into reality. Come, Spirit; come into our worship, into our church, into our very selves. Amen.

 

Hymn: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”                       

 

Come Thou Fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet,

Sung by flaming tongues above.

Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,

Mount of thy redeeming love.

 

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;

Hither by Thy help I'm come;

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,

Safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wandering from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger,

Interposed His precious blood.

 

O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I'm constrained to be!

Let thy goodness like a fetter,

Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

Prone to leave the God I love;

Here's my heart, O take and seal it,

Seal it for Thy courts above.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

 

Words of Assurance

 

When God breathes the Holy Spirit into our lives, the earth is renewed.

When God blesses us with gifts of this same Spirit, we too are renewed and made whole.

Rejoice, sisters and brothers, God’s steadfast love endures forever.

 

Special Music: “Come, O Redeemer, Come”

 

Father, enthroned on high,

holy, holy;

ancient eternal Light,

hear our prayer.

 

Lord, save us from the dark

of our striving,

faithless and troubled hearts,

weighed down.

Come, O Redeemer come,

grant us mercy

Come, O Redeemer, come,

grant us peace.

 

Look now upon our need,

Lord, be with us.

Heal us and make us free

from our sin.

Come, O Redeemer come,

grant us mercy

Come, O Redeemer, come,

grant us peace.

 

Gospel Reading: John 7:37-39

37On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, "Let  anyone who is thirsty come to me, 38and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, 'Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water.'" 39Now he said this about the Spirit, which   believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

 

Leader:   This is the Word of God, for the People of God

People:  Thanks be to God!

 

WORD AND RESPONSE

 

Special Music: “Amazing Grace”     Meagan Hullett                      

 

Children’s Time: (Ages 0-12)                    

       “Jesus Loves Me”                              

 

Children’s Message: “The Church is on Fire”

 

Hymn: “Gather Us In                        

 

Here in this place new light is streaming

Now is the darkness vanished away

See in this space our fears and our dreamings

Brought here to you in the light of this day

Gather us in, the lost and forsaken

Gather us in, the blind and the lame

Call to us now and we shall awaken

We shall arise at the sound of our name

 

We are the young, our lives are a mystery

We are the old who yearn for your face

We have been sung throughout all of history

Called to be light to the whole human race

Gather us in, the rich and the haughty

Gather us in, the proud and the strong

Give us a heart so meek and so lowly

Give us the courage to enter the song

 

Here we will take the wine and the water

Here we will take the bread of new birth

Here you shall call your sons and your daughters

Call us anew to be salt for the earth

Give us to drink the wine of compassion

Give us to eat the bread that is you

Nourish us well and teach us to fashion

Lives that are holy and hearts that are true

 

Not in the dark of buildings confining

Not in some heaven light years away

But here in this place the new light is shining

Now is the kingdom, now is the day

Gather us in and hold us forever

Gather us in and make us your own

Gather us in, all peoples together

Fire of love in our flesh and our bones

 

Special Music: “Living Waters”         Stefanie Boyd                       

 

Sermon: “Pentecost”                       Acts 2:1-21

 

1When the day of Pentecost had come; they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and  proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God's deeds  of power." 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" 13But others sneered and said, "They are filled with new wine."

14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o'clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17'In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

18Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

19And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.

20The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord's great and glorious day.

21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Special Music: “There Is a Higher Throne”                       

 

There is a higher throne

than all this world has known,

where faithful ones from every tongue

will one day come.

Before the Son we'll stand

made faultless through the Lamb;

believing hearts find promised grace;

salvation comes.

Hear heaven's voices sing;

their thunderous anthem rings

through emerald courts

and sapphire skies;

their praises rise.

All glory, wisdom, power,

strength, thanks, and honor

are to God our King,

who reigns on high

forevermore.

 

And there we'll find our home;

our life before the throne.

We'll honor him in perfect song

where we belong.

He'll wipe each tear-stained eye

as thirst and hunger die.

The Lamb becomes our Shepherd King;

we'll reign with him.

Hear heaven's voices sing;

their thunderous anthem rings

through emerald courts

and sapphire skies;

their praises rise.

All glory, wisdom, power,

strength, thanks, and honor

are to God our King,

who reigns on high

forevermore.

 

Prayers of the People   Joys and concerns:        

Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer   

 

SENDING FORTH

 

Hymn: “Victory In Jesus”      

 

I heard an old, old story,

How a Savior came from glory,

How He gave His life on Calvary

To save a wretch like me;

I heard about His groaning,

Of His precious blood's atoning,

Then I repented of my sins

And won the victory.

 

O victory in Jesus,

My Savior, forever.

He sought me and bought me

With His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him

And all my love is due Him,

He plunged me to victory,

Beneath the cleansing flood.

 

I heard about His healing,

Of His cleansing power revealing.

How He made the lame to walk again

And caused the blind to see;

And then I cried, "Dear Jesus,

Come and heal my broken spirit,"

And somehow Jesus came and brought

To me the victory.

 

O victory in Jesus,

My Savior, forever.

He sought me and bought me

With His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him

And all my love is due Him,

He plunged me to victory,

Beneath the cleansing flood.

 

I heard about a mansion

He has built for me in glory.

And I heard about the streets of gold

Beyond the crystal sea;

About the angels singing,

And the old redemption story,

And some sweet day I'll sing up there

The song of victory.

 

O victory in Jesus,

My Savior, forever.

He sought me and bought me

With His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him

And all my love is due Him,

He plunged me to victory,

Beneath the cleansing flood.

 

Benediction

 

Special Music: “Others”                     

 

Lord, help me live from day to day

In such a self-forgetful way

That even when I kneel to pray

My prayer shall be for others.

Yes, others, Lord, yes, others,

Let this my motto be;

Help me to live for others,

Help me to live for others,

That I may live like Thee,

 

Help me in all the work I do

To ever be sincere and true,

And know that all I’d do for You

Must needs be done for others.

Yes, others, Lord, yes, others,

Let this my motto be;

Help me to live for others,

Help me to live for others,

That I may live like Thee,

 

Let “Self” be crucified and slain

And buried deep: and all in vain

May efforts be to rise again,

Except to live for others.

Yes, others, Lord, yes, others,

Let this my motto be;

Help me to live for others,

Help me to live for others,

That I may live like Thee,

 

So when my work on earth is done,

And my new work in heav’n’s begun,

I’ll praise You for the crown I’ve won,

But praise You more for others.

Yes, others, Lord, yes, others,

Let this my motto be;

Help me to live for others,

Help me to live for others,

That I may live like Thee,

 

Special Message: Bishop Mike McKee’s Welcome Message

 
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